Wonderful to be published in the Architects' Journal today

This project for furniture designer clients incorporates a simple palette of materials – including a line of marble-topped joinery tying spaces together

Located in the Redington and Frognal conservation area in West Hampstead, Chesterford Gardens consists of a full remodelling and refurbishment of a first-floor flat in a Victorian property. 

Previous renovations had destroyed original period features and created a confusing warren of rooms. Urban Projects Bureau has opened key views and axes throughout the flat, rationalising circulation, creating simpler connections between front and back, and overall making a clearer arrangement of spaces.

Two large aluminium-framed glass double doors have connected the new living and dining space to a central hall, library and bedroom, making the flat open-plan and allowing light and air to flow through.

Urban Projects Bureau collaborated with a range of suppliers and manufacturers to achieve a continuous lime-coated, European oak chevron floor unifying the main living spaces, bedrooms, study and circulation spaces. A line of joinery with a honed marble surface connects the open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas – continuing into the main bedroom to create a bench, hearth and reading area. The kitchen is also finished in anodised aluminium, with a bespoke goose-grey quartz work surface and sink.

Fran Williams

Link: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/hampstead-flat-opened-up-in-300k-refurb-by-urban-projects-bureau/10039607.article

Credit: Urban Projects Bureau / Photographer: Kilian O’Sullivan